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Daumier's Life

Part 8: 1870 to 1879

 

 

Date

Biography of

Honoré Daumier

Historical &

Cultural Background

 

 

 

 


1870


May

 

Daumier has a presentiment of war between France and Prussia and creates passionate prints against the church and against war in general.

DICKENS and DUMAS die. - Birth of BARLACH, FEININGER, ROUAULT. - SCHLIEMANN excavates Troy.

 

 

Daumier refuses to accept the cross of the "LĂ©gion d'Honneur".

 

1870/71

He works together with MANET, COROT, COURBET, and BONVIN to change the rules of admission to the Salons (art exhibitions).

Start of the French-German war and designation of the German LEOPOLD as King of Spain.

 

 

September 1

 

 

The Prussians capture NAPOLÉON III.

 

 

September 4

 

 

Proclamation of the Third Republic.

 

 

September 19

 

 

BISMARCK'S troops have sourrounded Paris.

 

1871


January 28

 

 

Armistice.

 

February 13

 

 

THIERS is appointed Prime Minister.

 

February 26

 

 

Peace treaty of VERSAILLES. Alsacia becomes part of Germany.

 

 

March 18 to May 28

 

During the COMMUNE, Daumier is appointed to work in a commission for the protection of museums and objects of art in Paris.

Establishment of the COMMUNE in Paris.

 

 

March 18

 

 

The Army and the National Guard are joined while the Government escapes to Versailles.

 

 

March 26

 

 

Victory of Socialists and Republicans at the elections for the Paris COMMUNE.

 

 

April 9

 

 

Supported by the Prussians, the Versailles Government bombards Paris. Blockade of Paris.

 

 

May 10

 

 

Peace treaty between Versailles and Prussia.

 

 

May 21

 

 

Massacre in the streets of Paris under MAC- MAHON against members of the COMMUNE.

 

 

May 27

 

 

Ending of the fights at Père-Lachaise cemetery, in Paris. 30'000 victims are counted, 40'000 were arrested and 3'000 deported.

1872


September

 

Daumier makes his only poster: "ENTREPOT D'IVRY". Last print in Charivari LD3937.

Birth of PIET MONDRIAN and R. AMUNDSEN.

 

1873

Daumier, now almost blind, seizes working.

 

 

 

May 24

 

 

MAC-MAHON replaces THIERS.

 

1874

Daumier's house in Valmondois is registered in his name (purchased by Corot in 1868?).

Death of MICHELET. - Birth of ARNOLD SCHĂ–NBERG, WINSTON CHURCHILL.

1875


January 30

 

 

France is finally declared a Republic.

 

 

February 2

 

 

Death of COROT and MILLET.

 

1877

Daumier receives a State pension of 1200 Francs annually.

Death of COURBET.

 

1878

April 17

 

His pension is increased to 2400 Francs annually.

Death of DAUBIGNY.


 

His friends prepare the first extensive exhibition at DURAND-RUEL, which however was not successful. Introductory speech by VICTOR HUGO.

LOUIS PASTEUR publishes "The Microbes".

 

1879

January 3

 

 

MAC-MAHON abdicts.

 

 

February 10

 

Daumier dies at Valmondois at the age of 71.

Birth of KLEE, STALIN,TROTZKI and EINSTEIN.


After 1879


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